Colds or flu

Sometimes it can be difficult to avoid catching a cold, but the majority of cold and flu symptoms should clear up within around 10 days and there are ways you can treat yourself at home to help you feel better sooner.

Flu symptoms in particular can make you feel exhausted and unwell. The best thing for this is resting and, if possible, staying in bed until you’re feeling better.

Did you know?

A strong sneeze can travel the length of a bus or tube carriage! If you sneeze, don’t forget to cover your nose with a tissue to try and limit the spread to others.

If you're concerned about yourself, a relative or friend, call NHS 111 for medical advice, this free service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The advisors taking 111 calls are in the same room as those answering 999 calls, so if urgent attention is needed, they can arrange it immediately for you.

Contact and about us

Your views and feedback are important to us as we strive to ensure health services in Hampshire are the best they can be. If you would like to get in touch with the CCG or if you have any questions or feedback on the information on this website, please contact us via:

Tel: 02380 627 444 Email:

Omega House, 112 Southampton Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5PB

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Led by local GPs, we are committed to ensuring the public has a strong and clear voice to shape our work and that we are open and transparent in our approach to planning and purchasing the health care you need.

This website was created in 2015 by West Hampshire CCG in order to support local people to manage minor illness and injury.